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MUS 44507 American Music Final Exam (Questions With All Correct Answers) A+ Guide

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1. Syncopation occurs when: • An accent arrives in an unexpected place (Correct) 2. "Harmony" is defined as: • Multiple pitches at the same time (Correct) 3. A layered rhythmic pattern: • G... roove (Correct) 4. "Meter" is defined as: • A pattern of stressed and unstressed beats (Correct) 5. _______ refers to the collection of instruments playing at any given time, while _______ refers to the tone color of a single instrument. • Texture: Timbre (Correct) 6. American Song Form is: • AABA (Correct) 7. Polyphony is: • B. Multiple melodies at the same time (Correct) 8. Early blues songs were based around an AAB lyric form and followed a standard, 12-bar musical form. • FALSE (Correct) 9. The first genre of American popular entertainment was: • Minstrelsy (Correct) 10. Most march forms played by Sousa’s band had: • 4 strains (Correct) 11. ________ composed the St. Louis blues. • W. C. Handy (Correct) 12. Which artist is singing this song? • Bessie Smith (Correct) Media: http://herbergeronline.asu.edu/jazzinamerica/materials/exmedia/jiae1s1.mp3 13. _______ organized the _________ in 1912. • J. R. Europe; Clef Club (Correct) 14. J. R. Europe partnered with the Castles to popularize which dance? • The Foxtrot (Correct) 15. The term ________ was used as a blanket term for all styles on syncopated dance music at around 1905. • All of the above (Correct) 16. Which genre originated in the later 19th century, was first popularized by traveling musicians and singers, and usually adheres to a repeating 12-bar form? • The blues (Correct) 17. Stylistic traits of blues singing include: • Changes in vocal timbre (Correct) 18. Differences between early jazz and ragtime at around 1905 include: • The lines between these genres are not consistent yet (Correct) 19. A Major source of evidence about early African- American music is: • Transcriptions (Correct) 20. This piece is an example of: • Brass Band (Correct) 1 In early New Orleans jazz/Dixieland, the fast-moving higher part, often played by the clarinet, is called ____________________. tailgate trombone the obbligato collective improvisation the break 2 Which of the following is NOT true about Louis Armstrong? He preferred not to perform popular songs, as he thought performing these songs was pandering to a wider audience. He further integrated the blues into jazz. He helped make jazz into a soloist's art. He helped to popularize scat singing [Show More]

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